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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Scotland's Young People's Forest

Why you should vote for Scotland's Young People's Forest for the People’s Choice Award

At the heart of this collaborative and innovative project is young people. The project inspires and equips youth groups to collaborate in partnership with land owners in their own communities to ensure that young people feel empowered through their engagement with woodlands and forests through a process of codesign. Not only is the project bringing people closer to nature, it is sending a message that the natural world is important to young people, that there is a want to protect it and enjoy it for generations to come.

Scotland's Young People's Forest (SYPF) is a partnership between YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot, funded by Accenture and NatureScot. The vision is to create the first forest in Scotland that's co-designed, led and governed by young people. The mission is to create and regenerate native Scottish forests, which are accessible to all, and utilised as an educational resource while combatting the climate and nature emergencies. The project and the forest sites will be vital in building the capacity of the youth work sector, supporting them to engage their own youth groups in green skills, outdoor learning, and climate social action.

Vote for Scotland's Young People's Forest

The People's Choice Award 2024 is sponsored by HSF Health Plan

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